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- Both Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 end with references to the Pontellier children. How and why might these references be significant? What do the references suggest about the differences between Mr. Pontellier and Robert?
- Mr. Pontellier is often perceived by many readers of this novel in fairly negative terms. Are there any details in this chapter that make him seem somewhat appealing? What are those details, why and how do they complicate our sense of his personality, and why might Chopin have wanted to present him as a complex rather than as a simple character?
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